Hurricane Halliburton By John Nichols The NationSunday 11 September 2005 With the wheels rolling for the purchase of his own $2.9 million home on the east coast, the Cheney was more or less ready to commiserate with the folks who had lost their homes on the Gulf Coast. Unfortunately, not all of the locals were […]

The Fourth Estate’s Fifth Columnists

Jack Kelly: No shameThe federal response to Katrina was not as portrayedSunday, September 11, 2005 “The federal government pretty much met its standard time lines, but the volume of support provided during the 72-96 hour was unprecedented. The federal response here was faster than Hugo, faster than Andrew, faster than Iniki, faster than Francine and […]

What War?

Terror war all but forgotten on home frontSeptember 11, 2005BY MARK STEYN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST It wasn’t a “tragic event” or even one of a series of unfortunate events. It was an “attack,” an “act of war.” I sat at the lunch counter with a guy who’d tuned out the same station on the grounds that […]

All About The Poor

Black lawmakers angry about federal response to Katrina WASHINGTON (AP) — Black members of Congress expressed anger Friday at what they said was a slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina.”It looks dysfunctional to me right now,” said Rep. Diane Watson, D-California. She and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, along with members of the […]

AP Bashes US, Part 32767

Countries Pledge Hurricane Aid to U.S.By BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer The United States historically has aided victims of disasters, but it is not universally recognized as providing the level of aid expected of a rich nation. The United States, which has the world’s largest economy, lags behind other rich nations in the percentage of […]